US Government Shutdown, Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You, & Ifrah from RISE Toronto

Thursday November 21st:

York Community Report:  Taimoor Rehman speaks to Ifrah, a spoken word artist who performed at the RISE convention on October 25th of this year. Ifrah joined us live in the studio to discuss her experiences and involvement with RISE. RISE hosts performances at 1081 Progress Ave. East on every Monday for a $3 cover. Learn more at: http://risetoronto.tumblr.com/

Feature Report: Maggie Reid speaks with York University Professor Radha Persaud about the US government shutdown last month resulting from a budget showdown between the Houses of Congress. He speaks about the context for this shutdown, who was impacted, the ongoing effects and some of the ideology behind this political and economic meltdown.

Independent Arts Report: Nicole Winchester spoke exclusively with Alex Law, artist and biological researcher, who started a project called ‘Little Girls Are Better At Designing Superheroes Than You’. In the art project, she draws superheroes based on the costumes worn by little girls – for Halloween, at conventions, or for fun. On her website, http://bettersupes.tumblr.com, she says, “Kids are more impressionable than you, but kids can also be less restricted by cultural gender norms than you. Kids are more creative than you, and they’re better at making superheroes than you.”

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